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 Post subject: Fixing that yucky HTML-shrunk shopfront photo.
PostPosted: Mon Dec 11, 2006 9:18 pm 
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Might seem pretty small, but it bugs me everytime I visit the site.
I quickly fixed it for ya, here's the new image.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v88/A ... front2.jpg
EDIT: Incidently, this new image is also less than half the filesize of the original one.
And here's a comparison of new to old.
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 11, 2006 9:36 pm 
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I've gotta say, the new image looks a whole lot better...


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I must agree. It does look better. I may be a few days for me to get to it on my home PC, but I will change it over soon. Thanks.


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PostPosted: Tue Dec 12, 2006 7:29 pm 
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It is updated.


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Tim wrote:
It is updated.


and it looks a hell of a lot better...


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How did you improve the image. I have other images with similar problems eg: http://www.blokeystuff.com.au/ :?:


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I didn't improve it, per se, the original photo was of maximum quality. The problem is that you are using HTML to shrink the size of the images. When HTML shrinks an image, it approximates the pixel it wants. ie. if there are 4 pixels you're shrinking down to 1. 3 are black and 1 is white, it'll make the new pixel 100% black, while it should have been 75% black.

Image editting programs are required to shrink images correctly. Examples include Adobe Photoshop, The Gimp (freeware), that photo editting program that comes with windows XP(I forget the name)

However, MS Paint uses the same shrinking methods as HTML code, so don't bother trying that.

If you have just a handful of images, I can do them quickly for you, otherwise, you'll need to get your hands on one of the above programs.

Here's that one fixed, in any case.
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http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v88/A ... shop22.jpg


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PostPosted: Mon Dec 18, 2006 7:41 pm 
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Thanks. I have been achieving mixed results, probably due to using different methods to shrink images. Being aware of the different methods is the first step to mastering it.
I have deployed the improved blokey stuff image. Thanks for this.


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Oh by the way Tim, you made the base image of the shop on blokeystuff.com a link that leads to the "full size" image, unfortunately, this link is now displaying the enlarged version of the shrunk photo, which doesn't look too good. If you want to keep that functionality, make it link to the full size version of the original photo (I'm sure you knew that anyway).


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Whilst we're on the topic of things that just don't sit right, I really don't like the BG image on the site. I'll get back to you shortly with what i reckon whould be a bit more pleasant than a lemon starburst... :idea:

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